Dr. Syed Taj, 66, is a Muslim who came to the United States three decades ago. Taj is a traditional liberal, who would have preferred a single-payer health care system, favored by liberal Democrats, but he thinks President Barack Obama’s signature Health Care Reform Act (Obamacare) is a step in the right direction.
As a doctor, Taj has been sued three times in the past 10 years. All the cases were settled before going to trial. He has no complaints or disciplinary actions taken against him by the state Board of Medicine.
Mark Brewer, chairman of the state Democratic Party, called on GOP leaders last week to disavow a Republican challenger as unfit to serve. “Sending him to Washington would be an embarrassment for the Michigan Republican Party and for the voters of this entire state,” he said.
“Shame on the Democrats for attacking a war veteran while supporting a candidate with ties to Islamic extremism,” retorted Dave Agema, a Republican National Committee member. He was referring to a donation Taj received from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based Muslim advocacy group.
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